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Time Machine marathon on Colorado Public Television tonight

Travel back in time tonight when Colorado Public Television -- that's Channel 12 to most of you in Denver -- hosts its annual Time Machine marathon.

For the past dozen years, Channel 12's Larry Patchett and Dominick Dezzutti have produced a special edition of Colorado Inside Out, the weekly public-affairs show on which I am a panelist. These Time Machine shows are also devoted to public affairs -- but in very different years, as the regular Colorado Inside Out panelists dress in period costumes to discuss the events of times gone by. Tonight, Colorado Public Television will air the shows devoted to 1912, 1951 and 1973.

(My apologies to East High School grad Judy Collins, whom I portray in this episode. The recent inductee in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame definitely deserves better.)

And this year, Patchett and Dezzutti have created something special to go with the 1973 show: Interviews with many of the movers and shakers who helped shape our state four decades ago,including former governor Dick Lamm. Watch a sneak preview of that here and tune into Channel 12 tonight.

The 1912 show airs at 7 p.m., followed by 1951 at 7:30 p.m. And then sit back for an extended journey back to 1973 at 8 p.m. Have a nice trip!

More from the Calhoun: Wake Up Call archive: "A century and a half later, the wounds of Sand Creek are still fresh."

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